National Seashore Hosts Archaeology Month Program in Wellfleet

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Date: October 12, 2016
Contact: William Burke, 508 255-3421 ext. 0301

On Wednesday, October 26, at 10 AM join Cape Cod National Seashore Historian Bill Burke for "Archaeology at the Baker-Biddle House," a brief talk and walk through the Baker-Biddle House grounds in Wellfleet. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month held annually each October. The Baker-Biddle House dates from 1795, and was only recently acquired by the National Park Service. Archaeological investigations in 2012 uncovered a rich collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts from years past. During this walk and talk, Burke will relate the types of artifacts that were recovered, and what they tell us about the people of the Outer Cape. "The archaeology and history of the Baker-Biddle property offer a fascinating glimpse into the earliest inhabitants of the site," said Cape Cod National Superintendent George Price.

The tour meets at the parking area for the Atwood Higgins House, located at 269 Bound Brook Island Road in Wellfleet. Participants will carpool from there. Directions: Take Route 6. Turn onto Pamet Point Road in Wellfleet near the Truro town line. Take Pamet Point Road and follow signs to Atwood Higgins. The program runs rain or shine.

Begun in 1992 as Archaeology Week, Massachusetts Archaeology Month is a month-long celebration of archaeology in Massachusetts and around the world. Museums, libraries, archaeologists, and other institutions host exhibits, lectures, walks, and events for adults, children, and teachers. A full listing is available online at www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc.



Last updated: October 12, 2016

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